Following Anne of Green Gables, the book covers the second chapter in the life of Anne Shirley. Anne of Avonlea follows Anne from the age of 16 to 18, during the two years that she teaches at Avonlea school. It includes many of the characters from Anne of Green Gables, as well new ones like Mr Harrison, Miss Lavendar Lewis, Paul Irving, and the twins Dora and Davy. (Summary from Wikipedia.org)
August 27, 2010 Subject:
Lovely continuation of Anne's story
Anne of Avonlea continues the story of Anne Shirley of Green Gables Fame. We see Anne a bit older (17), spending two years at home in Avonlea with a familiar cast of friends and several new local "characters".
This is the original group recording from Librivox. The readers, including Annie Coleman and Betsy Bush, all do an excellent job. This is the first time I have heard Kymm Zuckert read -- she breathes life into the characters by the way she reads - no funny voices here. And she simply shines when it comes to the dialog between crusty old Marilla and an excited an irrepressible Davy.